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11. Posted by SassyKitty (Budding Member 46 posts) 6y

Haha, thank you, so I guess you do have an idea then of how much this place is a time warp! Where's home now that you've moved away from here?

12. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 6y

Quoting SassyKitty

Haha, thank you, so I guess you do have an idea then of how much this place is a time warp! Where's home now that you've moved away from here?

I lived downtown Atlanta for the 17 years I was there. East Atlanta Village being my hang out mostly. Funny, when I was in New Zealand last year, I was getting an early shuttle bus to the airport and the only other passenger on the trip was a guy from Stockbridge! He knew people I knew too.

I don't call anywhere home anymore. I bought a campervan in New Zealand the first year I was here and then left it with some friends I met in south island, and went traveling around Asia. Came back the next year in summer and drove around for another 3 months and liked the idea so much I left it again last year. Got back here in Jan and now getting ready to head off to Asia again.

Definitely make use of your time in the US and see all the amazing things there before you leave. And we really do have some great places right in our backyard of GA.

13. Posted by dand88888d (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

SassyKitty - thinking of australia. how was it for u? where did you go?

14. Posted by SassyKitty (Budding Member 46 posts) 6y

Dodger - As my family moved here while I was away and it's fairly new for me, haven't seen much yet. Though I have to say I'm so glad I have a niece in school in Savannah, gives me a very nice excuse to go there often!

Dan - I've been more or less everywhere there except for the west coast, including some time living in Sydney and the Gold Coast. I enjoyed it, although employment was tricky as it probably is anywhere if you're a university dropout as I was at the time. If you're thinking of going there, it seems like the most lucrative work for backpackers is in construction or office work if you have the skills, and to some extent agricultural and hospitality work as well.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Apr-2010, at 21:04 by SassyKitty ]

15. Posted by LadyCroft (Budding Member 41 posts) 6y

Hey Sassy,

I live in the old ATL, and I totally identify with your desire to travel and leave behind the mundane. How about this to satiate your travel blues...

Head over to Pine Mountain (2 Hrs. South of Atlanta--near Calloway) and plan a hiking trip on the Pine Mountain Trail. Its only 23 miles, so you can do it in a weekend. It will really help you to feel like your getting away from it all.

The only bad thing about Pine Mountain is that it can get really busy, so you might see lots of people on the trail and the campsites fill up. I went last week and for some reason we hardly saw anyone and it was SUPER nice!!

I'm writing a review of the trail and should have it up later this week.

Anyhow, I totally feel your pain. I'm saving up for a trip which probably won't happen til 2012...too...far...away...

take care. And good luck with the pollen. *ach*

Croft

16. Posted by SassyKitty (Budding Member 46 posts) 6y

The pollen here is definitely nasty!!

I wouldn't mind doing a version of a day hike there this summer with my nieces and nephew, thanks for the tip. :)

17. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 6y

Quoting LadyCroft

Hey Sassy,

I live in the old ATL, and I totally identify with your desire to travel and leave behind the mundane. How about this to satiate your travel blues...

Head over to Pine Mountain (2 Hrs. South of Atlanta--near Calloway) and plan a hiking trip on the Pine Mountain Trail. Its only 23 miles, so you can do it in a weekend. It will really help you to feel like your getting away from it all.

The only bad thing about Pine Mountain is that it can get really busy, so you might see lots of people on the trail and the campsites fill up. I went last week and for some reason we hardly saw anyone and it was SUPER nice!!

I'm writing a review of the trail and should have it up later this week.

Anyhow, I totally feel your pain. I'm saving up for a trip which probably won't happen til 2012...too...far...away...

take care. And good luck with the pollen. *ach*

Croft

Woo hoo Georgians unite! Although Im not there anymore :(

Don't forget Charleston and if you can do a longer trip Ashville NC is really nice too.

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